Break from Civilizaton

For the next three weeks, I am taking a break from civilization. Ok, not exactly, but I'm taking a break from the worst that the internet has to offer: email and social media. For the next three weeks, I'm using my remaining paternity leave. And disconnecting. No emails on my phone. Three weeks without dings? … Continue reading Break from Civilizaton

Ye for President?

2020, man. In what world are we living? https://twitter.com/kanyewest/status/1279575273365594112 I’m started to think a platform where anyone can yell into the universe without any vetting could be problematic. https://giphy.com/gifs/season-13-the-simpsons-13x13-l2JdU7e38RqzdlakU It’s one thing when an old man is yelling at clouds. It’s another when those words can influence global politics. Let’s take two candidates with possible … Continue reading Ye for President?

Advice to Break into Tech/VC without a Tech Background from a World-Class VC

Recently, I joined Matt Mazzeo's Jam Session community on Geneva. It's a great collection of techies/VCs/writers and other interesting people shooting the shit on all kinds of topics. One of the questions I asked the community was: "Any advice for someone from a non-tech background (Real Estate Finance) in NYC to break into tech/venture?" @mazzeo … Continue reading Advice to Break into Tech/VC without a Tech Background from a World-Class VC

How Will TikTok Affect Other Media?

TikTok trends drive traffic. They drive traffic to Spotify when you hear a song that catches your ear. They also drive traffic to Netflix when there is a new TikTok challenge. Right now, the movie "Love" is in the Top 10 on Netflix. This wouldn't happen without TikTok. https://www.tiktok.com/@shelbeeny/video/6841391975460080902?u_code=dcc085blb2k57b&preview_pb=0&language=en&_d=dcc088356jc1ed&share_item_id=6841391975460080902&timestamp=1592973372&utm_campaign=client_share&app=musically&utm_medium=ios&user_id=6826896756862944262&tt_from=sms&utm_source=sms&source=h5_m The movie was relatively unknown. Now … Continue reading How Will TikTok Affect Other Media?